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$10 - $15
CUISINES
French, Seafood, European, Costa Rican, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

The selections we ordered were excellent as was the service. Portion size was appropriate and presentation was very good. They were able to accommodate special requests with advance notice.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020

Although a 20 min walk from downtown on the road to Playa Buena Vista, it is definitely worth it! The dining area is split between pool side and an upper level, both covered and outdoors. The staff are extremely attentive and very friendly. There is...a fixed menu each night of three choices prepared by a chef. We have eaten here many evenings and never been disappointed. The prices are reason for the quality of meal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

The Sámara Pacific Lodge has one of the best kitchens in Sámara! The menu is limited and changes nightly but the quality is excellent and everything is delicious! We were very impressed by the quality, and the service! If you want a memorable meal, come...here for dinner, you won’t be disappointed. We will remember our many dinners here, and so happy we stayed here and discovered this lovely place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

We ate at a couple of other places along the main Sámara beachfront but our meal at the Sámara Pacific Lodge was the best by some margin (and the most reasonable!). The quality of the food - a blend of French and Caribbean cuisine -...is absolutely top notch. The menu changes every day and takes advantage of that which is fresh and in season. My tuna tartar with avocado was delicious, my husband enjoyed his beef medallions, and our daughters were very happy with their variations of pasta (one had it with white sauce and smoked trout and the other two with tomato sauce). For C5,000 each the kids meals also included ice cream. The restaurant setting is idyllic, overlooking the pool in the beautiful tropical gardens of the hotel. Service is excellent; friendly and attentive but never overbearing. We were guests at the Sámara Pacific Lodge for three nights over New Year (see separate review for hotel).More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic meal - Lovely people and staff - beautiful setting in the courtyard of the hotel We had drinks and snacks as well as the NYE special dinner - both excellent...

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

We visited Samara Pacific for dinner on New Years Eve. All the staff were efficient and friendly and in particular, the owner was really nice and on hand all night, chatting with us about the food. This was particularly important to me as I needed...to have gluten free food because of coeliac disease. The 4 course meal was absolutely delicious and included wine choices. The restaurant is slightly away from the main centre in a peaceful setting but well worth the effort. This was easily the best meal we had all holiday.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

3 offerings that change daily. Chef is meticulous, and food is unique and beautifully presented. Wonderful for families, date night or a meal for a solo traveller. We had absolutely delicious tenderloin and pasta the night we came for dinner as a family. Loved the...quiet table upstairs, and the great service.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

If you want to have delicious meal , a silent and peaceful place and a very friendly service you are right here. The menu is small but very delicious and the wine list is perfect for the food . It looks expansive but it isn’t..., i will come again and again ....., the menu changes every week . Thank you for your friendly hospitality .More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

We stayed at the hotel and were impressed with the restaurant. It was delicious and very reasonably priced. Even the chicken nuggets and fries that my son had was fantastic.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

the restaurant offers 3 dishes of your choice per night, so the products are fresh, but the price is quite expensive. the summer meal is not good enough for the price we expected more quality. the service is good. it is a restaurant away from...the city you need a car, and it is part of a hotel, so you have to go there early enough. I find that there are other restaurants much better and cheaper in town.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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restospl, Propriétaire at Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Dear Adele Thank you for your review. Since Monday we are the new managers of this restaurant and we already changed all our prices Please come and try again if you are still in Samara Our new prices are included 10% service and we have...More

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Nomad203384
January 26, 2019|
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Response from Julia D | Reviewed this property |
Yes the lodge accepts credit cards. The restaurant on the property only accepts cash for dinner
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simon1009h
April 6, 2018|
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Response from rowguy | Reviewed this property |
They have a kids menu. The food is good. There are other places in town that are better - especially the steak house that is about a 5 or 10 minute walk.
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Spanky04
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Samara Pacific L | Property representative |
Hi, You can pay either in colones or US dollars.
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